Have you ever decided to do something, and you were really committed to it, and excited to get started? And immediately you got off to a good start and were encouraged with your stick-to-it-ness for the first week or month... but them slowly you dropped off and eventually forgot all about what you had committed to?
Well... that's sort of how this website has been for me. I've been so excited at times to have a website that I've built for our family and our ministry... especially since I also do that on occasion for Cru at CSU. I love the idea of our ministry partners being able see what's going on in our lives more than just once a month. (If you don't currently get our letters and would like to, let me know!) And I did an OK job of updating it about once or twice a month at first, but lately it's just become "out of sight, out of mind" and I actually stumbled upon our site today for the first time in a while. And I do mean stumble upon... in the sense that I actually clicked on 3 consecutive links which brought me to a page that I knew linked to this website and clicked on it to see what was on it! Sad!
Well I am hopeful that this is going to change. Like any recommitment, it isn't shocking that I'm excited on the front end, the question is more about follow through. However, I'm hopeful because Shannon and I would like to commit to writing on it at least 3 times a month in addition to updating it with our monthly prayer letters. This is the first of those attempts.
So with that being said, I feel that it would be sad indeed if you read through all of this entry, and didn't get to hear at least a little update about what's been going on with our lives and in our ministry... so instead of burying it at the bottom of this post when most of you have already stopped reading by now, I'll just create another blog entry next, and you can read that one instead.
Thanks for visiting the site, and hopefully there will be more reason to come back more often now! :)
We were so grateful to have my brother, the wonderful Uncle Corey come out to Fort Collins from San Diego to be with us for Thanksgiving. I was amazed this week at his love for my girls and the way that he enjoyed spending time with them. While I was running around like a turkey with my head cut off, he was content to sit with them and play. Whether it was jumping on the trampoline with them, playing with sticky notes, watching tv, or playing Barbies, Corey was fully present.
I was challenged by his contentment and desire to spend intentional time with Lacy and Katelyn. How often do I have the opportunity to take time with the girls when I get home, but instead find something else to occupy my time. It was a great reminder of the value of taking time to love on these precious gifts that God has given me. I take joy in the responsibility God has given me to invest in college students, however I want to have my brothers heart for investing in my girls. I know I love them more than they will ever know, but I want them to experience that same attention from me that they saw from their uncle. I was more than thankful for my Brother this Thanksgiving, and the gift he gave me of intentionality with my girls.